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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, October 26, 1969

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY

cinema - -
The saga of 'Putney Swope

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Harvard Lampoon of the screen

By NEAL GABLER
Putney Swope, currently play-
ing at the Fifth Forum, has
been called a lot of things. (I
refer you to Vincent Canby for
a complete listing.) And it is a
goulash of everything-snappy
lines, a few duds, and a moral
on top of it.
I get the feeling that writer
and director Robert Downey
thought up some good jokes
and some wild situations, then
proceeded to build a film around
them. He gives us a pack of one
liners and a zoo of weird char-
acters. President Mimeo, a pot
smoking midget with a construc-
tion helmet atop his head and
an advisor telling banal stories,
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
Day Calendar {
Controversy '69: Senator George Mc-j
Govern: Hill Auditorium, 2:00 p.m.
International Center Film Senier
International Center Film Series:
Alaska (Settling a. New Frontier) and
The American Spectacle: Internationals
Center, 7:30 p.m.
Recital: Robert Clark, organ: Hill
Auditorium, 8:O Op.m.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27

is such a brilliant creation that
I am thankful the film was
made, if just for this.
The plot itself is thin and dis-
jointed. The head of a staid
Madison Avenue advertising
firm dies, and the firm's mem-
bers must pick a new chief. But
there is one catch-accordnig to
the rules, no one may vote for
himself. So each one votes for
the man least likely to win, Put-
ney Swope, the agency's black
music director(?). When elected,
Swope, a combination Groucho
Marx-Fidel Castro, begins the
Truth and Soul Ad Agency-no
cigarettes, no liquor, no war
toys.
Along with President Mimeo,
the film's funniest moments are
Placement Service
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The following organizations are in-
terviewing at General Division, 1Pace-
terviewing at General Division, Place-
ment Services, the week of November
3-7. Please call 763-1363 to inquire
about your eligibility and to make ap-
pointments.
Department of the Navy, manage-
ment intern program
Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
New York Life
Union Commerce Bank
Internal Revenue Service
Tennessee Valley Authority
City of Detroit
Maritime Administration
Sears, Roebuck and Company
The following organizations are in-
terviewing at other Placement Offices
on campus, but seeking general divi-
sion raegistrations, please call the of-
fice indicated for appointments: Mara-
thon Oil company, chemistry place-
ment; Naval Fleet Missile Systems and
Evaluation group, engrg, placement.
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NOTICES

the Truth and Soul commercials
sprinkled throughout the pic-
ture. With such clients as Ethe-
real Cereal, Worth It Life In-
surance, Lucky Air-Lines, and
the Borman Six Car, Swope
turns out spots that are obscene
and uproarious. The ad for Face
Off pimple cream is the movie's
zenith; a teenage girl sings a
paean of love to the pimple
cream which made her boy-
friend's pimples disappear.
Despite the hilarious commer-
cials and the total insanity that
provokes uncontrollable laugh-
ter, Putney Swope has a lot of
dead a i r. Frequent scenes in
which Putney is confronted by
the Arab, an agency dissident,
become tiresome. But, this real-

ly doesn't hurt the film severly.
I don't think anyone takes it
seriously enough to get bogged
down by the klinkers. The
bombs bomb, and the audience
waits for the funny line it
knows is just a f e w minutes
away.
Putney Swope should be seen
by anyone who enjoys sopho-
moric humor. It may not be the
year's best comedy, but you can
still bust a gut. It is the kind of
thing you don't often see, a sort
of Harvard Lampoon of the
screen.
And, yes, Virginia, there is a
moral - that deep down, black
or white - we're all the same,
greedy, little bastards.

Mid-East tense as
conflict draws near
(Continued from Page 1) from the village of Deir Mimas,
a spokesman for t h e Al Fatah 15 miles northeast of flint Jbeil.
guerrilla organization said in Da- In Tel Aviv, the Israeli nuili-
masus hatnon ofitsfores adtary command said that Egyptian
mascus that none of its forces had planes raided Israeli positions for
crossed the border in the Yanta the third straight day and that
area. Israel launched air strikes against
Hboth Egypt and Jordan
He added t h a t no guerrillas A spokesman said one of t h e
stationed in Syria were equipped Egyptian planes was hit by an Is-
with armored c a r s or weapons raylianurfaestoa sileyanI
such as were mentioned in t h e that the aircraft exploded o v e r
broadcast. ;the Great Bitter Lake on the Suez
Street warfare in Lebanon's Canal. Israeli jets intercepted the
northern port city of Tripoli en- Arab planes o v e r Great Bitter
tered its second day. Arab guer- Lake and El Qantara and drove
rillas and their supporters were them off with the support of anti-
reported to have occupied a num- aircraft fire from the ground, the
ber of police posts and to have spokesman claimed.
wrested virtual control of the Old --- -

Cleveland mayoral race
heads toward close finish

(Continued from PageI) }
ing examinations to black candi-
dates.
Stokes' relations with the po-
lice were first excaberated dur-
ing the Glenville rioting in July
1968. Following a gun battle be-
tween black nationalists and po-
lice, in which 10 were l lled and
19 wounded, rioting broke out in
ghetto areas.
Stokes ordered white police
and national guardsmen out of
the area, leaving behind only
black police and a mayor's com-
mittee of 500 black community
leaders in the riot area.
Althotugh looting continued,
there were no further deaths.
Public hostility. to Stokes in-

creased when it was revealed
that Ahmed Evans, the leader
of the black nationalists, had
received $10,300 in "Cleveland:
Now" money to set up a youth-
rehablitation project in the
area.
Perk, who did not face any
primary opposition is a moder-
ate Republican somewhat more
conservative than Taft, who has
avoided any explicitly racial
statements in the campaign.
However, he does manage to
refer to crime in almost every
speech and is capable of talking
about "rapists who are running
wild in the streets and no
woman is safe to walk alone."

City from authorities. Eleven per-
sons have been reported killed in
Tripoli in two days of fighting.
In the south, wnere' battles be-
tween guerrillas and Lebanese
troops last week sparked the cur-
rent crisis, Arab guerrillas were
reported in control of .Bint Jbeil
village. But the PLO said the ar-
my killed two guerrillas and took
27 prisoners in repelling a force
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